Wednesday , 23 May 2018

Celebrate MLK’s Dream at Annual Plano Event

The community is encouraged to join in honoring the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Power Breakfast and Power Walk for Unity. This year’s celebration is set for Saturday, Jan. 14.

The Power Breakfast, presented by Collin College, is set for 8:30 a.m. at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Attendees are encouraged to bring an easy-to-open or pop-top food item for local children in need.

Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro will open the breakfast followed by a performance and presentation by Collin College student leaders.

Collin College students can enter into a drawing for two book scholarships to be presented at the breakfast. Students must be present to win.

The breakfast will be followed by the Power Walk at 10:30 a.m. starting at the DART Rail Parker Road station, north parking lot, 2600 Archerwood St. in Plano and ending at City Hall.

At 12:00, don’t forget to attend the free Health Fair and luncheon with free lunch provided by Chick-fil-A, PepsiCo and Frito Lay. The fair is located at the Boys and Girls Club Douglass Center (1111 Avenue H. Plano).

New to the day’s events is a service project. At 1 p.m., the community is invited to join the city of Plano and Habitat for Humanity for an afternoon of service in building a house for a family in need. Volunteers should meet at the City of Plano Administrative Offices, 1409 Ave. K, Plano.

Collin College was awarded a $3,000 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service grant from the Missouri Campus Compact. The grant is contingent on the number of volunteers who participate in the Habitat for Humanity service project.

All Dr. King events are free and open to the public.For more information, visit You can also download the attached flyer below.

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